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DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jeffrey J. Dove is no stranger to addiction. The pastor of DeLand Bethel AME Church openly speaks of his struggle with substance abuse and has partnered with the nationally recognized Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency to host a “Recovery for the Community and Congregation” workshop Feb. 7 at the […]

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Volusia County has a limited amount of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds to provide housing rehabilitation for homeowners with certain developmental disabilities and special needs. The Special Needs Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the county’s Community Assistance Division in cooperation with nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies that serve this population. The purpose of […]

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Is your home ready for this year’s hurricane season? If you meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve your home’s wind resistance, you may qualify for Volusia County’s Wind Hazard Mitigation Program. The grant-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per […]

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Librarian offers Genealogy 101 on Feb. 5 Learn how to trace your family’s history during a one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Genealogy Librarian Kim Dolce will introduce you to online and print sources that can help you get started […]

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Which one’s better – the book or the movie? Find out as January’s book-and-a-movie series takes a look at “The Butler.” The movie will be shown at dusk Friday, Jan. 24, at Riverfront Park on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft […]

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Toddler, 2, drowns Monday; fire and health officials urge community to know CPR, get swim lessons BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Fire Department is encouraging the community to become more swim and CPR savvy following the drowning of a 2-year-old child on Monday. According to a police report from the Daytona Beach […]

‘Advancing the Dream’

‘Advancing the Dream’

B-CU president, Jacksonville pastor to speak during local MLK celebrations FROM STAFF REPORTS The MLK Celebration for Florida Inc. has announced that Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Jan. 16. The annual community-wide celebration seeks to inspire youth […]

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Community Resource Coordinator Donna Gray-Banks says that the public is invited to one of several meetings to be held in January to review a plan for the city’s future. “We are trying to get input from the community to see what they want,” Banks said mentioning options […]

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO – Central Florida will embark this spring on one of its largest mass transportation experiments when service begins on the first 32-mile phase of the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train, an effort to ease nightmarish traffic and protect the region’s long-term economic health. Currently, tens of thousands of commuters […]

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B-CU students to trace musical roots at Daytona Beach library Jan. 18 Join Bethune-Cookman University music students on a journey tracing the “Impact of our musical roots” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Using a combination of narration and musical performance, the […]